An estimated 88 million adults in the United States (1 in 3) have prediabetes. Are you one of them?
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If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, that means that your blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. At this stage, you can delay or eliminate the onset of diabetes.
Diabetes is a serious disease and if you can delay or prevent its onset, you will enjoy better healthcare in the long run. You can learn how to keep it under control using lifestyle changes such as losing weight (even 5 to 10 pounds can make a difference), eating healthier, planning your meals, increasing your physical activity to at least 30 minutes a day most days of the week) and tracking the progress towards your goals. It is important to monitor your ABC’s (A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels), take your medications, eat at regular intervals throughout the day and pay attention to stress levels in your life and getting sufficient amounts of sleep. Vital problem solving and coping skills can be learned and put into practice.
Last updated November 2, 2022